Shaleen Vira, M.D. is a renowned spine surgical specialist with dual training and appointments in both orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery. His vast expertise focuses on complex reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive techniques, spine tumors, fractures, and other special situations.

Trained at the Cleveland Clinic in spinal neurosurgery and NYC Hospital for Joint Diseases (the oldest orthopaedic residency in the country), Dr. Vira currently serves as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, and Director of Spine Surgery Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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UT southwestern Medical Center

Shaleen Vira, M.D. is a renowned spine surgical specialist with dual training and appointments in both orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery. His vast expertise focuses on complex reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive techniques, spine tumors, fractures, and other special situations. He trained at The Cleveland Clinic in spinal neurosurgery and the NYC Hospital for Joint Diseases, the oldest and most rigorous orthopaedic surgery residency in North America.

Assistant Professor,
Orthopaedic Surgery

Interdisciplinary team of musculoskeletal care surgeons

Assistant Professor,
Neurosurgery

Comprehensive Spine Center
Peter O'Donnell Brain Institute

Director,
Spine Surgery Research

Developing novel surgical techniques and leading ongoing clinical trials to improve the efficacy of surgical intervention

Attending Surgeon

Texas Health Resources Frisco Hospital
UT Southwestern Zale Lipshy Hospital
Clements University Hospital
Parkland Hospital
When I see patients, I would like them to know that I will treat them the way I would want to be treated, or the way I would seek care for a family member. This translates into a conservative or less aggressive approach to surgery. I tend to operate on a fewer percentage of patients than my colleagues do because this is exactly the way I would want myself or my family member treated."
Shaleen Vira, M.D.

communication is key

Targeting your Unique spinal Condition

We Will work Together to develop a plan that's right for you

get to know each other

Dr. Vira rarely recommends surgery at first consultation. Instead, the goal during your first visit is to understand you as a person. What treatments have you had thus far and how have your symptoms inhibited you from living your life to its fullest?

understanding your Condition

After examining your neck, back, and arm/legs, Dr. Vira aims to correlate your source of pain with any imaging studies you bring to your visit. We don't jump to operate on positive MRI findings...instead we carefully select to operate on those patients whose pain and disability are concordant with imaging findings and have failed nonoperative treatments.

determining your goals

The key to a successful operation is to understand what surgery can and cannot do for you. A thorough review of risks, benefits, and alternative treatments will be discussed. We aim to do the smallest surgery possible to fix your particular problem.

Two Convenient Locations:

UT Southwestern Frisco Comprehensive Spine Clinic

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UT Southwestern Aston Ambulatory Care Center

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  • (469) 554-8307
  • Address: 5303 Harry Hines Blvd, 6th Floor